Barbarian BBQ Bash
March 27th, 28th & 29th

Gather all your friends and kick off the weekend early with Festival Friday to receive great discounts from various Festival Artisans and special treats as we host our 3rd Annual Ladies’ Shopping Day. Start your day with Cake with the King! Put your taste buds to the challenge and eat like a barbarian in our ALL NEW Turkey Leg Eating Contest! Make your way through the Barbarian Market where you will find BBQ pit masters preparing for Sunday afternoon’s BBQ Championships. Be sure to try some of their delicious creations. One bite and you'll be asking for more.

Sign Language Weekend
This weekend there will be interpreters at select stages and special events!

FREE Cake with the King
11:00am in the Queen's Tea Tent

BBQ Competition
Come on out and wow us with your BBQ! Cash prizes!
Click here for BBQ Competition Entry, Rules & Regulations!

Barbarian Market Vendors
Become a vendor! Click here to download a guest vendor application!

Turkey Leg Eating Contest

Wine & Beer Tasting
$5 for 5 tastes

Florida State Archery Championship

Check out the talented archers put their arrows to the test in this competition. The competition is held in Piper's Valley:

Saturday - Traditional                         Sunday - Open
10:00 - 11:00amOn-site Signup
11:10 - 12:20pmYouth Competition
12:30 - 1:40pmTeen Competition
2:00 - 3:10Adult Competition
3:20 - 4:30Senior Competition
4:45 - 5:20All Winners Showdown
10:00 - 11:00amOn-site Signup
11:10 - 12:20pm<20lb Competition
12:30 - 1:40pm21-28lb Competition
2:00 - 3:1029-36lb Competition
3:20 - 4:30>36lb Competition
4:45 - 5:20All Winners Showdown
















Tournament Rules
Saturday Registration Form
Sunday Registration Form



The Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI
is open Weekends • February 14 - March 29
PLUS Festival Friday, March 27!
10am - 6pm • Rain or Shine!

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Outside Food & Beverage Policy:
The Bay Area Renaissance Festival does NOT allow outside food or beverages through our gates unless the food is a medical necessity such as infant formula/baby food. (The Festival will allow one unopened bottle of water per person to be brought through the front gate.) All flasks must be empty before entering the Festival gates! You may bring a cooler to leave in your car if you wish. If you choose to do so it must remain in your car. Patrons are welcome to leave through our gates, receive a hand stamp, return to their car and reenter through our gates later during the same day. Please note: all bags are inspected at the front gate! (This is for our employee's and patron's safety!) If you have any questions, please call 813-983-0111.

Film/Photo Rights:
All film rights are reserved. Commercial use of photos, videos or audio tapes made at the festival without written permission from the marketing department is strictly prohibited. Any cameras with lenses over 12 inches must have prior approval from the marketing department to shoot photos on the Bay Area Renaissance Festival grounds.

Weapons Policy:
The Festival bans guns on our premises. Longbows are allowed as long as they are not strung, arrows with tips are not allowed unless you are competing in the longbow competition that day. Swords, knives, dirks and daggers must be completely sheathed and peace-tied. Axes, claymores, maces, antique firearms, pikes and halberds are NOT allowed on the Festival site. No drawing of any weapon at any time. Must be 18 years or older to carry a weapon. If you have additional questions, please contact the Festival Office at 813-983-0111 for more information.

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